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Won't Have Me

from Don't Count Me Out by Fisher Givens

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The lake this misty morning seems like it's been waiting, waiting for a thousand years
To have this conversation with a boy whose heart is broken
And heavy with a thousand cares
We were the ones no one would have thought
We were solid like the rocks beneath my feet
We were the ones who'd grow old on the front porch
Telling jokes and drinking sweet tea

But sometimes the girl of your dreams runs off with a fool
Rolls in the mud and is gone like the mist
She may fall to the earth like a drop of clean rain
She may run to the sea but she won't have me

I stumbled on a moment that seems to be so pregnant, like anything could happen here
Like I could meet an angel or fall into the darkness
Or be swallowed by this beauty and just disappear
Love is a beauty such as this, she draws you in and scares you to death
Like a stallion to wild for anyone to ride but the lucky ones will still feel her breath

Sometimes the girl of your dreams recedes like a wave
You give everything but you just can't save her
When the season has changed she may surface again
Like a drop in the sea, but she won't have me

And I know if this moment of clarity yields to the pain
Just like the mist always yields to the day
I may have been cut but not carved or contained
You just gave me the furrows to drink in the rain
I may walk with a limp but I'm gonna walk free
And this won't own me, no this won't own me


from Don't Count Me Out, released January 27, 2021
Music and lyrics: Mark Guinn
Piano: Angela Guinn
Bass: Alan Keary
Drums: Chris Brush
Mastering: engineer Alan Douches


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Seattle songwriter channeling Ireland and Arkansas; trying to make something beautiful.

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